Re: Creating a windows executable for a jar file
I'm sure someone here knows the answer. All I want is an icon that I can
double click in Windows to launch the jar file. I may need to export
some paths also.
Does anyone know how I can do this? I did create a batch file but it
opens a dos prompt in the background which I don't want.
You can create a .vbs to run it.
set WshShell = createObject("Wscript.shell")
WshShell.run "jar whatever", 0, false
the "jar whatever" is of course the command you use to run the jar.
Save the .vbs; call it "Runjar.vbs" or something; then just
The 0 in the .run command makes the command prompt invisible. The
false tells the script not to wait for the program to finish. Let me
know if this helps or if you have quesitons!
Great, I'll give this a go as soon as I can. Will the .vbs extension
show up? Also, how do I go about giving it a custom icon so that it
get's rolled out with that icon when I install?
If you can run your jar file with the java.exe program you can make a
shortcut to it and run it by double-clicking on it. You don't need a
VBS script to start it.
For Java applications in jars you need to specify the class path in the
There is one other possibility, if you are running Windows XP Pro the
file type may not be set correctly in the file types. Just open My
Computer, Tools Tab, File Types Tab and set the JAR extension to be an
Executable Jar File.
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